Tanzania is a country in East Africa in the African Great Lakes region. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern border is formed by the Indian Ocean. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
Tanzania offers some of the best wildlife sporting opportunities on the continent, famous parks such as Serengeti and one of Africa’s most magnificent sight Mt. Kilimanjaro, known as the ‘roof of Africa’. This not only is the highest mountain on the African continent but also the tallest free standing mountain in the world.
Tanzania’s biggest annual event begins at the Serengeti National Park near the Kenya border when over a million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythmic migrate to Tanzania. Starting in May each year more than a million of these animals migrate across the Serengeti southern plains accompanied by Africa’s great predators, Zebras, Antelopes, and Gazelles etc. The migrating animals cross the Mara River along with their calves plunging through the Crocodile infested waters and the lucky ones survive and cross over. During the great migration that happens there is replenishing of the species and a brief population explosion that produces more than 8000 calves daily before the 600 miles pilgrimage begins again. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates the highlights of the safaris and Tanzania attracts global tourists to witness this epic ‘wonder of the world’!
Tanzania is known for a large variety of wildlife and also home to the golden manned lion, the elusive leopards which frequently are seen over the acacia trees, density of cheetahs prowl the southern plains, spotted hyena roaming on the sly and a host of more elusive small predators from the Serval Cat to the insectivorous mammal, the Aardwolf.